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In Arrogate’s First Work Since Pacific Classic, Baffert Seeks ‘Input’ From Rider Bejarano

Still the highest-rated racehorse of 2017 by Longines, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate worked on Monday for the first time since the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song breezed a half mile by himself over the Santa Anita strip in :49 3/5, ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Jockey Martin Garcia is Arrogate’s […]

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West Coast ‘Looked Impressive’ Breezing With Cupid Monday At Del Mar

Travers winner West Coast hit the work tab for the first time since his landmark victory on Monday, breezing three furlongs at Del Mar in company with G1 Gold Cup winner Cupid. According to bloodhorse.com, the pair were given a time of :35 3/5 for the distance. “They were just breezing—just galloping,” trainer Bob Baffert said. […]

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‘Have Fun And Entertain’: Collmus Reflects On Third Year At The Spa

Track announcer Larry Collmus is preparing to wrap up his third season of calling the races at Saratoga Race Course on Monday. He took some time to reflect on the season with the Saratogian, detailing the ways in which he injects a bit of humor into the job. “I do have a little fun with names, […]

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Irish War Cry Breezes Five Furlongs Toward Pennsylvania Derby

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry recorded a five-furlong breeze at Fair Hill Training Center on Monday, beginning in company with Spring Quality and pulling away late in a time of 1:01.4. Herringswellstables.com reports that the 3-year-old son of Curlin is being pointed to the Pennsylvania Derby. The Graham Motion trainee was most recently fourth in […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Flatter ‘Nothing But Good’ For Connections

With a wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes, West Coast defeated each winner of the 2017 classics, as well as the winners of the Haskell and Jim Dandy. Now a winner in five of his seven starts, West Coast never has finished worse than second, and his earnings to date stand at $993,800. […]

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Classic Empire ‘Not Going To Make The Pennsylvania Derby’

Temperamental 3-year-old Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com on Monday. The Pioneerof the Nile colt had recently shipped from Saratoga, where he’d refused to train on several occasions, back to Casse’s farm in Ocala. It was a move that worked for […]

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‘Very Happy’ Gunnevera May Head Straight To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded stakes-winner Gunnevera, second at 24-1 to West Coast in the Travers, was scheduled to leave Saratoga Sunday evening for the long van ride back to South Florida. Trainer Antonio Sano said he should rejoin his string at Gulfstream Park West Tuesday morning. As he did on the Triple Crown trail, former trainer Larry Kelly was driving Gunnevera […]

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Pletcher ‘Can’t Offer Much Excuse’ For Always Dreaming; Colt To Undergo Physical Exam

Always Dreaming will head to WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky on Monday, where he will receive a physical examination and then have a break, trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday morning. Always Dreaming finished ninth, 18 lengths behind winner West Coast, in the Grade 1 Travers on Saturday at Saratoga. Since the Run for the Roses, […]

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Travers Day Handle Second Highest All-Time

Saturday’s all-star Travers card at Saratoga saw a near-record figure in terms of all-sources handle, second only to 2015 when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah appeared. This year’s handle rang in at $47,870,984, a five-percent increase over 2016 but less than the $49,668,754 wagered in 2015. On-track attendance was announced at 47,725, a 1.9 percent decrease from […]

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Ehalt: ‘Saratoga Showdown Has Propelled West Coast To The Head Of The Division’

Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga was supposed to help Eclipse Award voters narrow down the 3-year-old male division. It was the first time in 35 years that all three Triple Crown race winners got together in the Mid-Summer Derby, and, mirroring that 1982 running, none of the three crossed the finish line in front. Instead, […]

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